Middle Eastern broadcaster OSN will produce a local version of Belgian escape room-themed format The Way Out.
Initially produced by Be-Entertainment for Belgium’s VTM, The Way Out sends two celebrity duos into two identical rooms full of mysteries to be solved. The two celebrity must resolve the mysteries by decrypting codes and clues in order to find their way out of the room before the other team.
OSN’s version is being produced in Belgium by Be-Entertainment and the format’s creator, Roses Are Blue, in a specially set-up production hub.
It marks the fifth local adaptation of the format, which has also been picked up by SBS6 in the Netherlands, RTBF for French-speaking Belgium and TV2 in Denmark. In addition, Be-Entertainment has closed option deals in the UK, France, Germany, Sweden and Norway.
The Managing Director of Be-Entertainment, Gepke Nederlof, declared, “With only limited spots available in the production hub this summer, we’re currently trying to find a way to facilitate the production process for all countries currently eager to bring the success of The Way Out to their local market. It’s a mathematical challenge I’m confident we’ll solve.”